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View contents of private app-data folder [duplicate]

I have an app installed which is generating log files and puts them in /data/user/0/appname.appname I can see them on a rooted device but not on a unrooted device. The appname.appname folder isn't ...
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Where Android apps store data?

Could you list all possible directories where Android apps may store data, providing description what kind of data are stored in each directory?
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How do I access `$HOME/storage` outside of Termux (with a file explorer)?

How do I access $HOME/storage Termux directory on Android Pie with a GUI File Explorer? In Termux I print the working directory with pwd and it shows $HOME/storage as: /data/data/com.termux/files/...
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Are multiple-users protected from each other differently than apps?

I confess that I come from the happy world of unix computers, and am used to the concept of user accounts and hence group gids and userids uids. For the occasional usage of an untrusted app (i.e. ...
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How much privileged GMS Core is in the Android Stack?

The GMS Core has a ton of capabilities and doesn't seem to perform like a typical application (as in an Application living in the 'Applications' layer shown below). I would assume it would have more ...
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Is there a way for a website or app to view the contents of my internal storage without my permission?

I see there are a lot of articles about the restrictions imposed on JavaScript in Windows Chrome. It can't access the filesystem of a user without the user himself uploading it to the server of the ...
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Where does Android store the binaries of the apps themselves?

In operating systems like windows there is a special folder like Program Files where the executables themselves are stored. But in android it's kind of amazing that the binaries themselves are hidden ...
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How to run tcpdump on termux?

I can have tcpdump binary installed, but my (android) OS is not rooted. So if I try to run it on termux: $tcpdump -ni any tcp and port 12345 tcpdump: wlan0: SIOCETHTOOL(ETHTOOL_GLINK) ioctl failed: ...
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How to pull app data from the phone (without root)

I'm trying to pull down app from the phone, and see the files within First I used App Inspector to get a package name. Then few options to get the actual apk down, but no luck. So I"ve done adb ...
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Is it possible to decrypt an encrypted SD card without rooting the Android phone? (How to get the .key file of /data/misc/vold?) [duplicate]

I'd like to encrypt my SD card for Android conveniently, safely and in a cross-platform way so that it can also be used on other devices. I asked about that here. As of right now there doesn't seem ...
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How is it possible that I run android apps with the right user rights

I learned for every app I installed on my Android, a new user is created. And the data for this app is stored in /data/data/app folder with the only access permission to the user that is created for ...
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How do I manipulate the filesystem of my Android smartphone from PC without restrictions? Can I do it on an non-rooted phone?

I want to be able to copy/move/erase/modify files on my phone and transfer them back and forth on my Windows 10 PC. Without limitations hopefully. My phone ( Meizu Note 8 ) is not rooted, and I'm not ...
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Can I access “/data/user/0/” folder in Android emulator from Ubuntu PC?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. From Android Studio with the following code I am getting file directory Context ctx = getApplicationContext(); final File filesDir = ctx.getFilesDir(); which is /data/user/0/...
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Non-root user in rooted Android phone?

In my Arch Linux setup(and most others), the default user is non-root. Any admin work needs access to root account which is given temporarily with a password(generally using programs like sudo and ...
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Understanding Android app data storage areas [duplicate]

Android stores some application data in non-volatile memory that can be accessed without needing root privileges. Android stores other application data in non-volatile memory that can only be accessed ...